Our captain, however, rather distrusted his ability in this respect, and refused to recognize his claim to the character he assumed; but our gentleman was determined to play his part, for, by dint
of much scrambling, he succeeded in getting into the weather-quarter boat, where he steadied himself by holding on to a shroud, and then commenced issuing his commands with amazing volubility and very peculiar gestures.
The people of a bold and resolute mien, whom D'Artagnan had observed, by dint
of pressing, pushing, and lifting themselves up, had succeeded in almost touching the hedge of archers.
Her bridal adornments, it is true, at first caused some little dismay, having painted and anointed herself for the occasion according to the Chinook toilet; by dint
, however, of copious ablutions, she was freed from all adventitious tint and fragrance, and entered into the nuptial state, the cleanest princess that had ever been known, of the somewhat unctuous tribe of the Chinooks.
I was the accomplished graduate of a dry goods store, where, by dint
of ministering to the whims of fine ladies, and suiting silken hose to delicate limbs, and handling satins, ribbons, chintzes calicoes, tapes, gauze, and cambric needles, I grew up a very ladylike sort of a gentleman.
The general tuckermanities are arrant Bubbles - ephemeral and so transparent - But this is, now, - you may depend upon it - Stable, opaque, immortal - all by dint
Of the dear names that lie concealed within 't.
They had by dint
of being so very much together, got to speak to each other with a considerable portion of apparent indifference and calmness; but he could not do it now.
At length it reached the province of Damerghou; there the three travellers parted, and Barth took the road to Kano, where he arrived by dint
of perseverance, and after paying considerable tribute.
of leaping, climbing, gambolling amid the abysses of the gigantic cathedral he had become, in some sort, a monkey and a goat, like the Calabrian child who swims before he walks, and plays with the sea while still a babe.
First, as the result of heaven knows what scheming, by dint
of humble prayers and veiled threats, the parents of the young Englishman to whom Fraulein Thekla was engaged had invited her to visit them in England, and she had set off with an album of water colours to show how accomplished she was and a bundle of letters to prove how deeply the young man had compromised himself.
The wound was not cicatrized, but Athos, by dint
of conversing with his son and mixing a little more of his life with that of the young man, had brought him to understand that this pang of a first infidelity is necessary to every human existence; and that no one has loved without encountering it.
Fred felt sure that he should have a present from his uncle, that he should have a run of luck, that by dint
of "swapping" he should gradually metamorphose a horse worth forty pounds into a horse that would fetch a hundred at any moment--"judgment" being always equivalent to an unspecified sum in hard cash.
At such times Dorothy, Zeb and the Wizard all pushed behind, and lifted the wheels over the roughest places; so they managed, by dint
of hard work, to keep going.
Bloomfield had not much to say against it, for his favourite beverage was gin and water; of which he took a considerable portion every day, by dint
of constant sipping--and to that I chiefly attributed his dingy complexion and waspish temper.
From him Tarzan learned, by dint
of much coaxing, that a party of whites had passed through the village several days before.
The prahu was gliding through a stretch of comparatively quiet and placid water where the stream spread out into a little basin just above a narrow gorge through which they had just forced their way by dint
of the most laborious exertions on the part of the crew.